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A 30-year-old male asked:

In urine analysis, hemoglobin --- trace, red blood cells --- occasional, becteria --- few, calcium oxalate cryst --- +2. what does they mean?

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Dr. Nour Baltagi
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Crystalluria: Concerning the crystals and the blood, this can be due to poor water intake and a predisposition to develop crystals and kidney stones. For bacteria, sometomes it is a simple contamination other times it is urine infection (but usually you have other signs and symptoms).
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Probably nothing: If you exercise, you're entitled to have a bit of hemoglobin / myoglobin in your urine just from your working your body and feet hard. Bacteria just means an imperfect specimen (who can really use sterile technique here?) and oxalate is a vitamin c etc. Metabolite. A few reds isn't worrisome either. If all else is fine & your physician isn't worried, ignore it.
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Last updated May 19, 2016


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